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by jstanovic
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: helper springs
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: helper springs

Some here have modified their existing springs. The rear leaf springs have one leaf that is curved downwards - they remove it, turn it around and reassemble. This gives about 15-20mm lift which then sits level when towing with only a little more harshness when unladen. Airbags are another option tha...
by jstanovic
Fri Mar 18, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Linc MIA
Replies: 17
Views: 1250

Re: Linc MIA

He used to be real helpful and polite, then maybe something happened when he was organising one of his ranger get togethers (apparently did a great job in the past). Then his answers became short and not so helpful. Still had a lot of info to share but seemed to not be bothered anymore. Now I see he...
by jstanovic
Sun Feb 27, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Camping setup tips
Replies: 14
Views: 1502

Re: Camping setup tips

You are correct, just get out there and try it first. See if you can borrow some gear from mates and go to a caravan park to ease the missus into it. Keep it close-ish to home (<2hrs) so if it goes pear shaped or you forgot something or you need more clothes it's not such a big deal. You hear many s...
by jstanovic
Fri Feb 11, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: PXII Vibrations/Shaking
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: PXII Vibrations/Shaking

Another thing to check, when the tailshaft was removed to take out the balancer, maybe it wasn't re-installed straight? There is a lot of adjustment in the 2 centre bearing mounting bolts, care needs to be taken to get it right. Also check if the tailshafts are at the same angle. Using a level app o...
by jstanovic
Tue Feb 01, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: PXII Vibrations/Shaking
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: PXII Vibrations/Shaking

Have you tried swapping the wheels/tyres with another Ranger?
Does the vibration feel like it comes through the steering wheel (front end issue) or through the seat (rear end issue)?
by jstanovic
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Whats your best mod for under $100
Replies: 64
Views: 16330

Re: Whats your best mod for under $100

I have 2 that I use each day. First is a 100x150mm mirror I stuck on my sun visor. I often get dirty at work, I like to make sure my face isn't dirty when I meet the next client haha!!!! $8 delivered on ebay. Second is my drink bottle holder. I short bit of 100mm PVC pipe, painted black, attached t...
by jstanovic
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Noob offroading questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2651

Re: Noob offroading questions

Do a 4x4 course, great place to learn and ask questions without your mates giving you crap haha! You will learn all the basics including how to do a recovery safely. Agree with others, tyres are most likely to stop you off-road due to traction or punctures. Beach tracks are generally fine though, ro...
by jstanovic
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: 2014 PX Xl extended cab
Replies: 6
Views: 3455

Re: 2014 PX Xl extended cab

Good stuff, simple practical changes are the best
by jstanovic
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Whats your best mod for under $100
Replies: 64
Views: 16330

Re: Whats your best mod for under $100

I have 2 that I use each day. First is a 100x150mm mirror I stuck on my sun visor. I often get dirty at work, I like to make sure my face isn't dirty when I meet the next client haha!!!! $8 delivered on ebay. Second is my drink bottle holder. I short bit of 100mm PVC pipe, painted black, attached to...
by jstanovic
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Air Horn's.
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

Re: Air Horn's.

Yeehah!!!!
by jstanovic
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Roof Rack/Platform's
Replies: 18
Views: 5543

Re: Roof Rack/Platform's

That guy with the Navara was a bit unlucky, it shouldn't fail like that with only a few kg over.
by jstanovic
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Roof Rack/Platform's
Replies: 18
Views: 5543

Re: Roof Rack/Platform's

What are you planning on carrying up there?

As Linc says do your research on the tracks that rivet to the roof, really depends if you're using the car on rough tracks or not.
by jstanovic
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Custom tray build
Replies: 3
Views: 1906

Re: Custom tray build

The guy who built mine used some 150x6mm Alminium C channel, lined up with existing chassis tray mounts. Then managed to squeeze in a 960mm wide drawer in between.
by jstanovic
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: 2017 Winning Blue XLS Auto
Replies: 38
Views: 25508

Re: 2017 Winning Blue XLS Auto

I've been looking at them but thought they didn't come in that size? Wasn't listed on their site 2 months ago. My mate got them in 285/75/16 on his Landcruiser and they seem to be a great all round tyre.
by jstanovic
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: My first Ranger
Replies: 4
Views: 3473

Re: My first Ranger

rick_b wrote:My last Ute was a 351 4V Cleveland powered Dyna.
Awesome!!! Any pics?
by jstanovic
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Transmission Magnet's/Oil Look's Terrible, Thought's ?
Replies: 16
Views: 6548

Re: Transmission Magnet's/Oil Look's Terrible, Thought's ?

Return from what? The transmission cooler is water cooled and mounted to the side of the transmission, nothing to disconnect/connect to. Stick your head under the passenger side and you will see it. Be aware these transmissions need to be at a certain temp to replace fluid and check levels. Maybe ge...
by jstanovic
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Transmission Magnet's/Oil Look's Terrible, Thought's ?
Replies: 16
Views: 6548

Re: Transmission Magnet's/Oil Look's Terrible, Thought's ?

Get it flushed (not just dropping the pan oil and refilling), that's all it may need. I serviced my tranny at 148,000km, trans guy said it looks like it hadn't been done. Looked like yours without the cruddy bits. Just had it flushed again last week at 197,000km and he said it looked nice and clean ...
by jstanovic
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: 2014 PX Xl extended cab
Replies: 6
Views: 3455

Re: 2014 PX Xl extended cab

Looking good with the alloy tray, don't see many extra cabs around.
by jstanovic
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: My 2015 XLT 3.2 4x4 Ranger is Falling Apart ($100 Reward)
Replies: 16
Views: 8400

Re: My 2015 XLT 3.2 4x4 Ranger is Falling Apart ($100 Reward

Well that I can't help you with! What area are you in, people here can probably advise a reliable mechanic. There is no way to test a lead frame assembly without Ford tools, even then it's not guaranteed. They were known to have wires chafing (or similar?) in the gearbox and cause all sorts of issue...
by jstanovic
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: My 2015 XLT 3.2 4x4 Ranger is Falling Apart ($100 Reward)
Replies: 16
Views: 8400

Re: My 2015 XLT 3.2 4x4 Ranger is Falling Apart ($100 Reward

I sounds like you sort of know what to look for but not enough to be confident with your testing. As above, a couple hours at a good mechanic should have you in the right direction without spending on tools you'll never use again. I'm not a full bottle on it myself but I try and research to understa...
by jstanovic
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: My 2015 XLT 3.2 4x4 Ranger is Falling Apart ($100 Reward)
Replies: 16
Views: 8400

Re: My 2015 XLT 3.2 4x4 Ranger is Falling Apart ($100 Reward

Where are you located? Firstly get FORSCAN and check for any error codes. Oil leaks are most likely not connected to your other issues. Transmission issue - google LEAD FRAME ASSEMBLY PROBLEMS Don't let that auto sparky touch your car again, he doesn't understand Rangers. The BCM knows if too much o...
by jstanovic
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Fuel consumption.
Replies: 5
Views: 3441

Re: Fuel consumption.

Are those figures from the trip meter or actual measured? If measured I reckon you have the most fuel efficient Ranger in Australia!!!

Later models with DPF seem to be less efficient than the non-DPF versions.
by jstanovic
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Danger's Metro Grey Space Cab
Replies: 106
Views: 128815

Re: Danger's Metro Grey Space Cab

Cheers for that. I will add serpentine belt to my list at the 200,000km service.
by jstanovic
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Danger's Metro Grey Space Cab
Replies: 106
Views: 128815

Re: Danger's Metro Grey Space Cab

Hey danger, just wondering what kind of preventative maintenance you do and at what intervals? Do you just service as per the service guide? I’m coming up to 190,000km and going strong but plan to keep it for a few years so would like to keep it going sweet. I’m happy to spend the $$$ if it keeps me...
by jstanovic
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Removing sunglasses holder/light panel???
Replies: 45
Views: 40376

Re: Removing sunglasses holder/light panel???

Cheers for the pics!!!
by jstanovic
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: A more or less durable , steering wheel cover
Replies: 12
Views: 6976

Re: A more or less durable , steering wheel cover

Yeah it’s the first time in a long time they got my $$$. Only been 2 days but the cover makes a substantial difference to driving comfort.
by jstanovic
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: A more or less durable , steering wheel cover
Replies: 12
Views: 6976

Re: A more or less durable , steering wheel cover

My steering wheel was wearing away in one spot so I just got one of those Supercheap ones today. So far feels really good with more grip. I checked out the other covers there but the contour stitch felt by far the best in my hands.
by jstanovic
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Removing sunglasses holder/light panel???
Replies: 45
Views: 40376

Re: Removing sunglasses holder/light panel???

Just take out the sunglasses holder and have a look. It will need to come out regardless, and you’ll have experience doing the job!! Let us know what you find
by jstanovic
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Gday
Replies: 9
Views: 5532

Re: Gday

Hi Daniel, as others have said their is no easy way to change between canopy and no canopy. I have a flat tray with work canopy and play canopy, still takes me an hour to change them over and they are designed for it!!!

Any reason you don’t want the canopy on all the time?
by jstanovic
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First New Car, Perth Based
Replies: 12
Views: 6955

Re: First New Car, Perth Based

It would cost $2k in fuel, better to just donate the money haha!!!

Welcome postcard. I thought there was some sort of fix for the radar, would have thought it was sorted by now though. Gotta love an alloy tray, super practical. Any other plans for the tray?
by jstanovic
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2021 engine's
Replies: 43
Views: 28268

Re: 2021 engine's

That is true Butch, if they think it will sell they will make it happen!! I'm not sure the average motorist will see any tangible benefit of having and inline motor compared to a V6 though...
by jstanovic
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2021 engine's
Replies: 43
Views: 28268

Re: 2021 engine's

A V6 engine can be used in many sized vehicles from passenger cars to utes to vans to whatever. Inline 6 would be limited in that regard and in today's manufacturing world that is it's biggest drawback.
by jstanovic
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Tyre swap
Replies: 4
Views: 3465

Re: Tyre swap

I saw a white PK-ish ranger today with PX2 XLT rims, didn’t get a good look but seems to fit well and I greet didn’t look to bad.
by jstanovic
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Is Dual Batts required for Winch?
Replies: 13
Views: 6757

Re: Is Dual Batts required for Winch?

Agree with above
by jstanovic
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: gvm-gcm upgrade
Replies: 53
Views: 55423

Re: gvm-gcm upgrade

NelsonPK, they used to do a upgrade kit that increased GCM to 7000kg. Since then the rules were clarified last year and supposedly the GCM upgrade was not allowed to happen anymore (GVM upgrade still OK though) but some installers seem to be getting away with the GCM upgrade still (eg Lovells).
by jstanovic
Thu May 16, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Muffler delete
Replies: 8
Views: 5607

Re: Muffler delete

Did it to my PX1 maybe 8 months ago, a little bit louder but nothing like a proper sports exhaust, the turbo whistle when you let off the accelerator is sort of loud. No noticeable difference in fuel economy.
by jstanovic
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Is this really were customer service is going???
Replies: 6
Views: 4332

Re: Is this really were customer service is going???

A quote is a quote, I would have told them to get stuffed.
by jstanovic
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: My Silver PX1
Replies: 10
Views: 8836

Re: My Silver PX1

NIce tray, looks a bit different to the norm!
by jstanovic
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Maxtrax - Where did you purchase them and how much did you p
Replies: 12
Views: 6919

Re: Maxtrax - Where did you purchase them and how much did y

I bought a set of 4 cheapies a couple years ago, work great in the sand, haven’t used them elsewhere. My mate has the real deal and so far no probs. When you compare them side by side you notice how cheap the cheap ones are!! The max grad are much more solid and weigh about 3 times as much. As other...
by jstanovic
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: 2018 XL low ride. MAKO Predator Edition.
Replies: 12
Views: 8918

Re: 2018 XL low ride. MAKO Pedator Edition.

Nice to see something other than a dual/supercab!!! Never seen a grill like it